Costs Of Attendance (COA)

The average COA of Public Colleges in 2020 is $21,990 for state residents and $28,786 for out-of-state students including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room & board (on-campus), and other living expenses.
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Table. 2020 Average Costs of Attendance for Public Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$6,037$12,833 $11,113$20,331
Books & Supplies$2,567$2,567
Room & Board$9,926$9,926
Other Expenses$3,459$3,459
COA$21,990$28,786 $27,065$36,283
2019-2020 Average Cost of Attendance For Public Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2020 is $6,037 for state residents and $12,833 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years as well as recent year average tuition & fees.
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Table. 2020 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2016-2020)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$4,740$1,017$10,909$1,100
2016-2017$4,961$1,057$11,328$1,132
2017-2018$5,122$1,088$11,644$1,168
2018-2019$5,254$1,142$11,869$1,223
2019-2020$4,872$1,166$11,589$1,244
Public Colleges - Undergraduate Average Tuition & Fees (2016-2020)

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The average graduate program tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2020 is $11,113 for state residents and $20,331 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years.
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Table. 2020 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2016-2020)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$8,754$1,578$17,369$1,835
2016-2017$9,135$1,551$17,949$1,771
2017-2018$9,408$1,559$18,327$1,772
2018-2019$9,564$1,601$18,517$1,805
2019-2020$9,513$1,600$18,662$1,668
Public Colleges - Graduate Average Tuition & Fees (2016-2020)

Tuition Per Credit Hour (Part-time Students)

The undergraduate average cost per credit hour of Public Colleges in 2020 is $210 for state residents and $486 for out-of-state students. The graduate average cost per credit hour is $480 for state residents and $903 for out-of-state students. . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition per credit hour over last 5 years.
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Table. 2020 Average Cost Per Credit Hour for Public Colleges (2016-2020)
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2015-2016$196$455 $456$856
2016-2017$203$469 $466$869
2017-2018$209$479 $479$885
2018-2019$213$468 $489$903
2019-2020$210$486 $480$903
Public Colleges - Average Cost Per Credit Hour (2016-2020)

Living Costs

The average living costs of Public Colleges in 2020 is $13,385 when a student lives on campus such as dormitory and school' apartment and $14,063 living off campus including room, board, and other living expenses. Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average living costs over last 5 years for Public Colleges.
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Table. 2020 Average Living Costs for Public Colleges (2016-2020)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room&BoardOther ExpensesRoom&BoardOther Expenses
2015-2016 $8,564$3,238 $8,670$3,978
2016-2017 $8,867$3,307 $8,763$3,866
2017-2018 $9,115$3,330 $8,993$3,886
2018-2019 $9,353$3,360 $9,247$3,964
2019-2020 $9,926$3,459 $9,917$4,146
Public Colleges - Average Living Costs (2016-2020)

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